Two decades ago, Lamaze pioneered the idea of creating infant toys in conjunction with child development experts. Today, all Lamaze toys continue to lead parents and babies down a path of fun, healthy play and learning. It’s pretty much why they are some of our favorite baby toys over the years, especially the Lamaze infant toys – they inspire daily discoveries that encourage baby to grow and develop through two levels of play – delightful surprises that promote together-time between parent and baby, as well as activities that encourage baby to explore and learn on his/her own.
I was excited when the wonderful folks at Lamaze offered to send Graham a little care package. Baby #2 gets lots of hand me downs – so it was nice for him to have something fresh, shiny and new to enjoy!
Graham had the very hard job of trying out some new toys. Here’s how it all went down:
First up is the Lamaze Soft Chime Garden – and let me tell you, this thing is COOL! It is a little garden of flowers that has five smiling faces that light up, chime, and play songs at the touch of baby’s hand. These colorful flowers encourage baby to reach, tug, and bat, developing hand-eye coordination. And my favorite part is that there are three different modes of music to awaken baby’s auditory awareness. It also features crinkle, ribbons, and lots of fun textures for tactile stimulation, which is what Lamaze is really known for in my opinion. You can scoop this up for $28.99 on Amazon – makes a really great baby shower gift!
Graham loves the music that plays along with this – one of the modes you can put it on is that every time you or baby hits a flower, it makes a noise. I love the cause + effect of this toy. But it plays really fun music too. Another cool feature is that it has a strap on the bottom, which you can attach to a stroller or carseat so little one can go nuts on the go! Love it!
If this goes missing in the next few days – we will know who took it – Brooks is obsessed with the chimes in the flowers too!
Next up is the Lamaze Peek-A-Boo Forest Soft Book – which is something every little one needs in their life. It’s a interactive soft book, with a crinkly plush owl on the cover. The big flaps are easy for little fingers to cover and uncover and it features stimulating bright colors.
Each page features a fun peek-a-boo flap and your little one gets to learn about different animals in the forest. It’s a really sweet and fun little book that’s great to keep in your diaper bag or stroller. Retails for $15.99 on Amazon.
Graham’s final mission was to test out the Lamaze Freddie the Firefly. This is full of developmental features that capture baby’s imagination and stimulate the senses. Freddie features a peek-a-boo mirror, ladybug teether, squeaker, crinkly wings, jingle, and clacking rings. My favorite part is the Lamazelink which attaches to play mats, diaper bags, and strollers for on-the-go fun. Freddie sells for $15.99 on Amazon.
Graham particularly enjoys gnawing on Freddie. Ha.
I’ve been big fans of the Lamaze toys since the beginning with Brooks and it seems like they just keep getting better and better! Even at 2.5 Brooks still loves to explore these toys with his baby brother – got to love that!
How sweet are my two boys playing together?!
And because I’m getting very excited for the Memorial Day weekend ahead – and the fact that I’m headed to the beach for 3.5 weeks! Woohoo! I thought it would be fun to share the Lamaze Love.
I’ll pick one winner to win a new Lamaze toy of their choosing!
Just leave a comment letting me know what Lamaze toy – new or old – you would like to win!
Winner will be notified via email | Giveaway ends Sunday
I received samples fromTOMY – all opinions are my own.